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Easy Carrot Coffee Cake

Easy Carrot Coffee Cake

Moist and delicious coffee cake with carrots! This delicious recipe is chock full of wonderful flavor while being simple to make. Perfect for a special family treat or for serving to guests.

If you like coffee cake then you’re going to love this recipe! The moist cake pairs perfectly with carrots.

This is one of my personal favorite recipes, and it’s always a huge hit when I serve it to someone new. I have a feeling it’ll be one of your new favorites too.

Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to bake homemade coffee cake.

This recipe is perfect for using up extra carrots. It is quite versatile, and can be made using chopped nuts, raisins, or without any add ins.

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How to Make Homemade Coffee Cake with Carrots from Scratch

top view of piece of homemade coffee cake with carrot and a cup of coffee on table

This is my favorite type of recipe. Packed with wonderful flavor while being super easy to make! It only calls for common baking ingredients, but the flavor is anything but common.

The moist coffee cake base is paired with carrots and just the right amount of cinnamon. It’s a truly delicious breakfast treat.

When adding your eggs to your batter, be sure to beat them in one at a time. This ensure adequate binding of your dry ingredients while creating a wonderfully moist texture.

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Recipe Ingredients

measuring bowl with grated carrot and whole carrots and grater in background

Like many homemade recipes, there are a decent number of needed ingredients for making carrot coffee cake.

But don’t let the length of the ingredient list deter you, this recipe is super simple to make and the flavor is so much better than any box mix recipe out there.

Ingredients List

  • Carrots (grated)
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs

Carrots: When measuring your carrots, be sure to grate them and pack them firmly in your measuring cup. If not packed, you will have to little carrot for your coffee cake.

All Purpose Flour: I usually use unbleached flour as it provides the best results when baking. But, bleached flour can be used in a pinch. You can also opt to use your favorite alternative flour, but it will likely produce a different final texture.

Eggs: It’s very important to beat your eggs into your mixture one at a time. This will ensure that your dry ingredients are properly blended which produces a better finished texture.

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Stir Ins

closeup of crushed walnuts on cutting board

This recipe is great for adding additional flavors through using your favorite stir ins. When using add ins, stir them into your mixture at the very end.

You can use one or multiple stir ins, this is a very versatile recipe. I’ve tried a number of combinations, and I will list my favorites below. But feel free to try out other flavors for a unique carrot coffee cake twist.

  • Raisins
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Crushed Pistachios
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Caramel Chips

When using stir ins, go with a total of a half a cup to one cup. For example, if using raisins and chopped walnuts, you could use a half cup of raisins and a half cup of walnuts.

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Simple Instructions

closeup of loaf of carrot coffee cake slices

I think you’re going to be amazed at how much flavor you get from such an easy recipe. Prep time is just a few minutes and bake time comes in at about one hour.

And you get rewarded with a wonderfully cozy coffee cake that the entire family is going to love. For equipment, you will need a couple mixing bowls, a mixer, and a 9×5 loaf pan.

That’s it!

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Add your flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt to a mixing bowl and stir together.

Step 3: In your second mixing bowl, cream your butter and granulated sugar.

Step 4: Beat in one egg at a time to your butter mixture.

Step 5: Gradually mix in your dry mixture until well combined.

Step 6: Stir in your grated carrots and any add ins until evenly incorporated.

Step 7: Grease the bottom and sides of your loaf pan and pour in mixture.

Step 8: Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Your coffee cake is done baking when inserted skewer comes out clean.

slice of fresh baked carrot coffee cake on plate and mug of coffee

Easy Carrot Coffee Cake

Moist and flavorful coffee cake with carrots! This is a great recipe for any time of year and for using up leftover carrots.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 145 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Mixer
  • 1 9×5 Loaf Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Grated Carrots firmly packed
  • Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Cup Butter softened

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add your flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt to a mixing bowl and stir together.
  • In your second mixing bowl, cream your butter and granulated sugar.
  • Beat in one egg at a time to your butter mixture.
  • Gradually mix in your dry mixture until well combined.
  • Stir in your grated carrots and any add ins until evenly incorporated.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of your loaf pan and pour in mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Your coffee cake is done baking when inserted skewer comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal
Keyword Carrots, Coffee Cake
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Liv’s Coffee Carrot Cake Recipe Notes

  • If you want to add stir ins such as chopped nuts or raisins, stir them into your mixture at the very end with your grated carrots.
  • Cool your cake in the pan on a wire rack. Serve cool or warm with a fresh cup of coffee.
  • Store your coffee cake covered at room temperature for up to two days.